12:02 am Wednesday 6-27-2006 We just finished speaking with the doctor and she feels things went very well. She told us that there is a 50/50 chance of a second surgery in the near future. She doesn't expect any problems because Ashley did so well, however she said complication are very common. Ashley should be sedated through the night so we won't see much activity from her until tomorrow. If things go well through the night she may be off the ventilator as early as tomorrow morning. We are told to expect her to be here in Omaha for the next 3-6 months. She has an ostomy which means all the parts are still not connected. We expect that there will be another surgery in 6 months or so to reconnect the bowel. The doctor said we are at the beginning of a long roller coaster ride and there will be many ups and downs to come. Please keep Ashley and our family in your prayers as we continue this journey.
One weird little twist.....They put in a new pancreas but did not remove the old one. So she has two pancreaes or pancreasees or is it pancrei? So if it gets inflammed would she have pancreatitisises? Good Question.
We are going to call it a night, at least as far as postings go. We will update tomorrow. Please keep our donor family in your prayers as tonight will be very difficult for them. To our donor family, our hearts go out to you tonight. Thank you for giving our Ashley a second chance.